Profound moments of wisdom and change are often found in the interstitial spaces: in an exchange overlooked, in stories not shared. A collection of unexpected moments of beauty, curated by our executive editor.
From the inspiration and discipline we learn from sport to opening up to the experience of strangers, a digest of interesting writings on the ways we evolve together: physically, spiritually, and creatively.
Gold medalist Billy Mills tells his redemptive story of how running healed his "broken soul" and saved his life. And he shares a mystical story uniting his father's words with Lakota wisdom as he crossed the finish line.
"Although the Olympics have ended, the spirit of the Games should continue. Egyptians need to believe in a future that is inclusive and encompasses all citizens. That’s where sport comes in." ~Mustafa Abdelhalim
Egyptians shared interest in sports could be the bridge that unites its people and makes for a more inclusive society.
A little-known fact: the Olympic Creed was inspired by a bishop's sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral during the 1908 Games in London. We paired this with a photo that captures the spirit of this creed.